SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at California’s descent into socialist insanity.
FPC: California Governor Signs 15 Gun Control Bills
A video report from the Firearms Policy Coalition: California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs 15 Gun Control Bills. JWR’s Comments: The new “loosey-goosey” Red Flag law is so concerning that I now recommend my readers who live in California accelerate their plans to relocate. Relocate soon, before you are targeted by a busybody neighbor and then tried by the New Star Chamber, in absentia! Face it, folks: California is a lost cause. The Democrats now solidly hold the State Assembly, the State Senate, and the Governor’s Mansion, with no end in sight. They have an entrenched Democrat constituency. Not content with just honoring the memory of Cesar Chavez, California is now on the path to going Full Hugo Chavez. This is the same state that now requires background checks for ammo sales, and that will soon mandate that only licensed dealers can sell gun parts. They also just instituted putting illegal aliens on State Boards. California is now a state ruled by rabid collectivists. This is nothing short of a descent into socialist insanity. Vote with your feet. Flee!
A 3D Printed 25-Foot Boat
Reader H.L. suggested this article over at Futurism: Watch a Giant 3D Printer Spit Out an Entire Boat.
21st Century Medical Graverobbers
Reader DSV and my wife Avalache Lily both suggested this Los Angeles Times article: In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended. The articel begins:
“When 69-year-old Marietta Jinde died in September 2016, police had already been called to her home several times because of reports of possible abuse. A detective described conditions at the woman’s home in Gardena as “horrendous.”
She was so emaciated and frail that the hospital asked Los Angeles County adult protective services officials to look into her death.
Yet by the time a coroner’s investigator was able to examine Jinde’s 70-pound body, the bones from her legs and arms were gone. Also missing were large patches of skin from her back. With permission from county officials and saying they did not know of the abuse allegations, employees from OneLegacy, a Southern California human tissue procurement company, had gained access to the body, taking parts that could have provided crucial evidence.”
Victor Davis Hanson: Nationalism Good and Bad
A hat tip to Tim J. for spotting this video of a fascinating 32-minute Hillsdale College lecture: Victor Davis Hanson — Nationalism Good and Bad: Lessons from History. JWR’s Comment: You will find this time well spent! The trailing Q&A session is also well worth watching.
An 84-Year Old Korean War Veteran is Red Flagged
Reader H.L. sent us this: 84-Year Old Korean War and Police Veteran, School Crossing Guard Has Guns Confiscated Under ‘Red Flag Law’. Here is a snippet:
“Stephen Nichols is an 84-year old Korean War veteran who served as a police officer of Tisbury, Massachusetts for six decades. He’s been employed as a school crossing guard of the Tisbury School, until recent termination as a result of the same unclear incident that’s resulted in the red flag gun seizure executed against him.
Local reports indicate that Nichols had criticized a local school resource officer in a manner that was interpreted as a threat by the officer and local law enforcement. Nichols was evidently unhappy that the resource officer was taking coffee breaks when children were arriving at school in the morning.”